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1953: Reel 4: Pakistan.

Published 1953

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Producer Watson Kintner
Audio/Visual silent, color


1953: Reel 4: Pakistan. Lahore. En route to Rawalpindi.

Metalworking: copper, using hand tools, skin-bag bellows.
Straightening bamboo using wooden, hand-cranked machine.
Polishing a bowl with automatic machine. Zoo scenes.
Open furnaces; the operation may be metalworking, or drawing wire, or "making glass canes".
People; note: women's ornaments.
Huts, stone troughs, cow dung for cooking.
Woman spinning using portable wooden wheel.
Preparing food around hot stove.
Grounds, canal, pavilions, buildings.
Weaving large rug on crude-loom.
Spindle or reel revolving in stone socket. (rug weaving)
Street scenes; hand-operated, wooden ferris wheel for children.
Preparing fancy dish of food.
Street scenes; woman weaving; wicker (?) cots, wicker (?) cages for sale.
Bow lathe.
Washing clothes at river by beating them.
Nomad camp; note: shelters with frames of arched sticks.
Plowing in rice fields; note: man using oxen to pull plow.
Camel caravan in a storm.


Reviewer: pourshariati - - February 8, 2012
Subject: Reply
I think the previous reviewer is confusing University of Pennylvania with Penn State. U of P is not a state owned institution. He is wrong about copyright in this case as well.
Reviewer: Thomas Corriher - - August 17, 2011
Subject: This is PUBLIC DOMAIN
The university is a public (state owned) school, and governmental agencies in the U.S. are not allowed to copyright any of their media, under any conditions. If you use this material, send them that e-mail, and then let them know to kiss your a**. They didn't even make the video! It was DONATED for PUBLIC dissemination!